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Too Cool for School: Aerosmith with Johnny Depp

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments14 Comments
The other night, Aerosmith performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif. At the end of the show, actor and musician Johnny Depp joined the band on stage for "Train Kept A 'Rollin." If only I was there! This is a very cool clip. I hope you enjoy.


Reader Comments (14)

No question, Depp is one of THE coolest most Rock'n'Roll of the Hollywood Gliteratti (Ace, is right up there, too, of course!) and visually fits like a glove up on the stage. He even has some cred having been. Member of the legendary Rock City Angels when he lived in Florida.

Still, Johnny, as much as I love ya, don't quit your day job. The cool thing about him is he's comfortable in his own skin and isn't trying to be more than he is. He's just up there livin' out his fantasy, wantin' to ROCK out and have a good time doing it with one of his favorite bands.

Keep in touch with Mama Kin, Johnny! You ROCK!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Johnny Depp also playd slide guitar on Oasis - Fade in Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VIpMroN4M

And also presented them for they famous gig at the g-mex center
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8OBlstpKn0&feature=related
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam
And I WAS there!
Aerosmith put on a great show, heavy on classics, light on the Geffen years schmaltz. Kudos go out to Aero's sound guy... Hollywood Bowl isn't the easiest venue to mix for, yet their sound was clear, clean & you could make out every instrument, including the shadow background singers & keyboard player. Depp didn't really add anything, other than a little excitement for the soccer mom's who were sitting behind me. But it was a very cool show on a perfect summer evening...

On a side note, isn't it interesting that all the acts playing the big venues are guys in their 60's? And still rocking out!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Very interesting, indeed.

Funny how when you're in your 20's, you think life is over when you hit 30 or 35. I bet Steven Tyler and Joe Perry didn't think they'd be rockin' out at 60. Very cool and they still look pretty awesome to boot (as does Johnny Depp, I might add).
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
@ Rite:

"60" is the new "20" and "70" is the new "30". Check out the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, (almost) Van Halen, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and countless others. In 1985, after David Lee Roth left Van Halen, he was asked, "What are you going to be doing in 30 years?" His response, "Much of what I am doing now...have a drink in my hand, my toes in the sand and singing about those beautiful girls, but they'll be mothers and grandmothers by then." (insert roth's infectious laughter)
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
@ Rite:

"60" is the new "20" and "70" is the new "30". Check out the Stones, Bruce Springsteen, (almost) Van Halen, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and countless others. In 1985, after David Lee Roth left Van Halen, he was asked, "What are you going to be doing in 30 years?" His response, "Much of what I am doing now...have a drink in my hand, my toes in the sand and singing about those beautiful girls, but they'll be mothers and grandmothers by then." (insert roth's infectious laughter)
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
I meant "Rita", and I don't know how my post, posted twice. dang...something!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Ace! WOW! Awesome you caught that show, Bro! You could actually argue that they do sound better these days than back in the day, at least way more consistently, though!

And they're still the original line-up, to boot!
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'd be happy to confirm that.
I first saw Aerosmith on the "Rocks" tour.
They were cool & rock n' roll, but they were sloppy, drug addled & a shadow of what they could've been. The next year, on the "Draw The Line" tour, Joe Perry was so gakked up he could barely stand, much less play. Over the years, it got so bad, Columbia DROPPED them! Once they cleaned up & got Joe (& Brad) back, I saw them play what was essentially a showcase for other labels to sign them, at the Greek Theatre. Capitol almost signed them, but they ended up on Geffen.

This weeks show is 28 years later, & they're still doing it, have have an entire second career, and are sober, tight as can be, & are a great live act. A total "rising from the fire", like a Phoenix. Living well & long is the best revenge on anyone that wrote them off.
August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Yep, I saw 'em in 1975 off "Get Your Wings" and they were incredible! Saw 'em in 1976 off "Toys In The Attic" and they were phenomenol!

Then I saw 'em in early '77 off "Rocks" and they were a shambles. Saw 'em in '79 and all they did was fight. And I don't think AC/DC opening for them helped any. Still bein' so messed up at the time did contribute to "Rocks", not that I'm condoning it.

I did see them with Crespo in '82 off "Lightning Strikes". Gotta say -- they were Great but had to play to a half packed arena (Cap Centre). Cut to 2007 at Jones Beach shortly after Tyler's throat surgery... Stunningly flawless...

And now looks it like they are back bigger than ever to carry the torch for our cause to Bring Back Glam! Hooray!
August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ace, I remember when Perry actually sold all his equipment for "gakkin' purposes" (back in the Perry Project days). My Man, the coolest dude in R&R, has come back a loooong way!
August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Fortunately, Joe didn't snort up all the good guitars. For a couple of songs he broke out one of my favorite axes of his, the lefty Strat body w/ the right handed Tele neck. Nothing else sounds like that guitar!
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Is that the black one?
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Ace,I always thought that lefty Strat was THE coolest axe on the face of the planet back in the day.If you think about it,it kinda served as a template/precurser to the Jackson/Charvel models of the 80's with the sharp angles and reverse headstocks that were the go to guitars of a lot of us.Hell,I still mainly play a Jackson SLSMG soloist as my main axe.....LOL
August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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